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Intermittent Handshake Failures

We started getting intermittent errors with our external webservices call last week:
IO Exception: Received fatal alert: handshake_failure

What might explain intermittent failures?  Could it be POODLE/SSLv3 related, similar to this discussion?:
https://developer.salesforce.com/forums/?id=906F0000000AmTZIA0

The exception is being thrown from a "WebServiceCallout.invoke" call.

Thanks,
 Drew

 
James LoghryJames Loghry
Interesting.. I'm getting these as well this morning.
drewpiston.ax678drewpiston.ax678
Hey James,
Where are you making the webservices call?  Ours is to SpringCM from a provided WSDL, and seems to fail about ~20% of the time.  
Thanks,
 Drew
James LoghryJames Loghry
I am making the call using an Http Callout (simple REST / GET call).  I was asked to change an endpoint we use to one of our providers.  One endpoint works, the other returns the Handshake error.  Almost like it hasn't received the certificate yet or something, it's very strange.
drewpiston.ax678drewpiston.ax678
Very strange indeed!  I changed the endpoint upon suggestion from the provider, but still got the same intermittent issues.